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Options to restore vitiligo damage in Algonquin

vitiligo treatment from Illinois Dermatologist An estimated two percent of the American population has vitiligo. Its onset can be triggered by a single sunburn, or a stressful life event. Vitiligo often appears in the mid-20s, but it can occur at any age, in both genders, and in all ethnicities. The condition also tends to run in families. While vitiligo is not serious from a physical health perspective, it can be emotionally devastating to patients, causing issues with body image and self-esteem. Patients today have excellent safe and effective treatment alternatives for vitiligo, at Dermatology Specialists of Illinois, with office in Algonquin.

Understanding vitiligo

Vitiligo is a disease which causes the skin to lose pigmentation. It usually begins as small patches of white skin that enlarge and spread. Involvement of the face, ears, fingers, toes and genital areas are common and can occur in matter of months, or it may progress slowly, over a span of years. Vitiligo may affect other areas of the body, such as the hair, mouth, and eyes. The root cause is unknown, but an autoimmune disorder is suspected, destroying the melanocytes that produce pigments in skin and hair.

Treatment advances

In recent years, treatment for vitiligo has seen some amazing developments. These recently developed techniques reduce the “spilt milk” appearance of vitiligo, re-pigment affected skin, and are even capable of fully restoring skin color.
These treatments include:
  • Phototherapy
  • Xtrac (excimer) laser therapy
  • Topical creams
All of these treatment options are available at Dermatology Specialists of Illinois. Dr. Vikram Khanna and his team have successfully treated hundreds of patients with vitiligo, helping them enjoy the confidence of healthy, even skin tone.

Call (844) 307-7546 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Khanna in Algonquin, to determine if you have vitiligo and to decide what treatment method is best for you.
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With over 20 years of experience in dermatology, Dr. Vikram "Vic" Khanna began his education and training at Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern University. He was the chief resident at the dermatology department at Case Western Reserve University and continues to update and refine his extensive skills with daily advances in the industry.

As a board-certified dermatologist, he continues to dedicate his time to serving his patients of all ages and provides general, cosmetic, and medical solutions for the skin, hair, nails, and body. He was also recently certified for Mohs Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery by the American Board of Dermatology.

Dr. Lauren Boshnick is committed to providing her patients the highest-quality medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatologic care. She is passionate about cosmetic dermatology and is also interested in diagnosing and treating skin cancer, acne, psoriasis, and atopic dermatitis.

She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Western Ontario, Canada and her medical degree from the American University of the Caribbean. She pursued specialized training in dermatology at top medical centers worldwide, including Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Mt. Sinai, and Oxford before completing her residency at Florida State University, where she served as chief resident.

After training, Dr. Boshnick worked in a private practice in Florida, performing complex skin cancer surgeries and providing cosmetic dermatology services. She is a member of the AAD.

A board certified dermatologist and micrographic dermatologic surgeon, Dr. David Othman has over 10 years of experience in medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology.

With a B.S. in Microbiology and an M.H.S.A. from the University of Michigan and an M.D. from Northeast Ohio Medical University, Dr. Othman completed his training at Indiana University. He is currently Program Director of the Cook County Hospital residency program, Assistant Professor at Rush University, Clinical Assistant Professor at Rosalind Franklin, and Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at Midwestern University. Having published numerous articles and presented at national conferences, he is a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and American Society of Dermatologic Surgery.